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Total Productive Maintenance (TPM)

Total Productive Maintenance TPM

 Conventionally operator operates the machine, and maintenance maintains the machine. But the Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is based on the idea that both operator and the maintenance are responsible for maintaining the machine. Total Productive Maintenance (TPM) is based on the idea that everyone in a facility should participate in the maintenance and continually improve Overall […]

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Seven/ Eight Types of Wastes TIMWOOD

What is Waste? Waste is anything that does not add value to the existing process. We should avoid waste not only to reduce cost but also it increases the long-term performance of a process. Seven Types of Wastes (TIM WOOD) I suggest that you keep in mind TIM WOOD (the acronym for the seven types […]

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Poka Yoke, Fool Proofing or the Mistake Proofing

What is Poka-yoke? Shigeo Shingo advocated the concept of zero quality control by arguing that inspection processes or the use of statistical control should be completely eliminated. He believes that quality should be controlled at the source of the problem and not after the problem has manifested itself. He recommends that inspection should be incorporated […]

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5 Key Philosophies Behind Lean

Lean is based on the following five principles. Create value. Specify what creates value from the customer’s perspective.  You need to understand what is important to the customer. Value stream. Identify all the value processes along the process chain. This is where Lean looks at reducing the non-value added processes from the work. Value-added activities […]

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History of Lean

The concept of lean manufacturing goes back to the year 1900 when Frederick Taylor set up the system of motion study, and standardization of work processes. That was the time you could say that the foundation of modern lean was put in place. Later on in the 1920s – 1930s Henry Ford used the concept […]

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Benefits of Six Sigma and Lean

Obviously, you can see that benefit of both of these, Six Sigma and Lean is to make the customer happy. Six Sigma generates sustained success. Anything which you have improved in the process is going to give you a repeated benefit. For example, if you reduce the defect rate today, over a number of years […]

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